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September 23, 2016

Auckland wins global safety award

In May, Transdev Auckland was celebrating winning a national safety award for successfully reducing Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD) incidents.

A little over four months later, Transdev colleagues from 19 countries spanning five continents have voted Transdev Auckland as winner of the Transdev Global Award for Safety Performance Improvement for its record in SPAD reduction.

Transdev Auckland’s strategy, which has since brought Auckland’s SPAD rate to its lowest-ever recorded level, received over 75% of the vote in the performance category.

Of the four award winners – India (commitment), France (hero), Germany (innovation) and Auckland (performance) – Transdev Auckland received the most votes; five more than the next biggest winner, Germany.

Transdev Auckland developed a SPAD reduction strategy following input from a group of international heavy rail experts from Transdev businesses across Europe, who assessed the existing approach to SPADs and made recommendations for Auckland.

Working alongside colleagues from Auckland Transport and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, the implementation of a range of activates and initiatives resulting from the strategy were key factors in successfully reducing SPADs.